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In 2018, Jadeja scored 86 runs in the first innings against England in the 5th Test at Kennington Oval, London. Jadeja looked happy after applying Fifty.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja can be included in the team for the Boxing Day Test starting on 26 December between India and Australia. In such a situation, Hanuma Vihari, the batsman of the middle order, will be excluded. Jadeja’s decision to join the team will be taken on the basis of his fitness.
Jadeja was out of T20 series and first Test
The team management is currently focused on Jadeja’s fitness. Jadeja had complained of concussion in the first T20 against Australia. He was then eliminated from the T20 series and first Test. He also had a problem with ham-string.
Bowling in the nets during the first test
Jadeja bowled in the nets during the first Test. Quoting sources, the agency said that Jadeja is recovering slowly. However, it cannot be said at the moment whether or not he will be 100% fit before the second Test in Melbourne.
Vihari may have to leave the place
According to sources, if Jadeja is fit, Vihari may have to leave his place. This is because Jadeja can also bowl for long spells. They can also bat well. This will allow the Indian team to enter the Melbourne Test with a combination of five bowlers.
Jadeja has an upper hand due to all-round option
Jadeja has scored 1,869 runs in 49 Tests for India at an average of over 35. It includes a century and 14 fifty. He had also fitted his last tour of Australia and England. Apart from this, he has also taken 213 wickets in 49 Tests at an average of 24.63.
At the same time, Vihari has scored 576 runs in 10 Tests at an average of over 33. This includes a century (against West Indies) and 4 Fifty. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has already been ruled out of the Test series due to a wrist fracture. In such a situation, Team India would like to get into the match with 5 specialist bowlers.
Pant and Rahul can also be included in the team
Let us know that after the embarrassing defeat to Australia in the first Test played in Adelaide, Team India is going to make many changes in the playing eleven of the second Test. According to the news agency, Rishabh Pant is set to be replaced in place of wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. Shubman Gill will get a chance to replace opener Prithvi Shaw. Mohammed Siraj may come in the team in place of Mohammed Shami. Lokesh Rahul will replace Virat Kohli in the team.
Team India lost in the first Test
Despite taking the lead in the first innings in the Adelaide Test, Team India lost by 8 wickets. Shaw was dismissed for zero in the first innings. In the second innings, he could score only 4 runs. In the second innings, none of Team India’s batsmen could touch the figure of ten.